May 5, 2018
On May 5th, 2018, United By Blue teamed up with Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, Natural Areas Conservancy, and the American Littoral Society to host a cleanup in Jamaica Bay Park as part of an initiative to create new trails and public access points throughout the park. The cleanup was at Motts Basin, a section of Jamaica Bay where trash washes ashore from incoming tides. The conservancies and organizations were joined by a team of 38 volunteers who collectively hauled 1,520 lbs. of trash and recycling out of the bay's tides and shorelines! Cleaning up the entrance paths to the shoreline left the park looking healthier and more accessible for the neighborhood to enjoy. Volunteers also picked up some strange trash items, with a boombox and old set of paintbrushes causing some laughs after the cleanup. All in all, the cleanup was a great start to a healthier, cleaner Jamaica Bay Park!
United By Blue thanks its partners and volunteers for a wonderful cleanup, as well as Zipcar for its transportation to our cleanups.